Ask Away...: September 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer Review


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ToiletTree is a line of products ToiletTree Products that have the concept of being able to multitask while in the shower. Why not be able to shave in the shower WITH a mirror that wouldn't fog or fall off the wall. With an LED light, the ToiletTree shower friendly mirrors come in different sizes, some convenient for travel. They also offer a selection of nail clippers, face cleansers, oral irrigator and even a collection of bamboo bathroom accessories! Their products are made with the highest quality and as a small, family run company they truly take pride in their business.

I received a ToiletTree Professional Water Resistant Heavy Duty Steel Nose and Facial Hair Trimmer with LED light. This water resistant trimmer is excellent to use in the shower and allows for an easy rinse off. The body is made of high quality steel instead of the usual cheap plastic. The LED light is so convenient when you need to see all those hard to reach hairs in your nose. The stainless steel blades give a clean smooth cute and this device is backed with a lifetime replacement warranty. If you want easy to hold and handle hair removal tool, then





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My Happiness Project - September - Pursue a Passion: COMPLETE

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My Happiness Project for the month of September was to Pursue a Passion.


Ways I did this were:
1. Make Time
2.Start Writing a Book
3.Embrace a New Hobby

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1. Make Time
I now write my hobbies: meditating, reading, watching my tv shows, crafting, etc. into my agenda on a daily basis. I schedule them in so that I never neglect them. It made me realize that it's important to make myself happy in life more than relying on anything else to make me happy... so if I ensure I am always making time for happiness, it will always be present in my life!
2.  Start Writing a Book
I did start to write a book, but then I also started keeping a journal of thoughts. Maybe someday you guys will get to see it ;)


3. Embrace a New Hobby
The hobby I chose was meditation. Sure it might not seem like a hobby to some but recently I went through so much stuff that I certainly think that if meditating is what is good for my mental, spiritual, and emotional well being , then it's a GREAT HOBBY! I also have started little odds and ends type projects around the house so we will see how that goes! !
Check back tomorrow for October's Happiness Project which is to Pay Attention!
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Energems - A Tasty Energy Source

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Energems are a great source of energy if you don't want to go for energy drinks and shots.  And why would you?   They make you crash so hard and they taste disgusting.  Wouldn't you rather have a bite-sized candy gem with chocolate inside?   And get the same energy with a better taste!?  Energems are  milk chocolates infused with energy by using caffeine,  B Vitamins and a proprietary energy mix.  Each Energem is just 15 calories and there are 3 servings (three gems) in a box!  For just $2.99 you can get a box of Energems.  They are so conveniently packaged!  It's one thing to drink coffee, but it's another to get your caffeine and energy from a reliable and tasty little treat!



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The first thing I noticed when I indulged in Energems is the delicious taste and the caloric content.  This is great for me since I try to monitor my intake each day and also because I'm a picky eater!  Energems just taste like candy coated chocolate with a little kick.   They are so convenient and easy to pop in your mouth while on the go or away from home.   No need to worry about brewing and making coffee or drinking an energy drink!  I replaced my morning coffee with Energems for a whole week and I really have seen such a difference I am so impressed! There was no yucky taste and no crashing period.  It was just a clean dose of energy in a delicious form.  These were great for at my desk at work, nice and discreet and easy to consume.  They were crunchy but not rock hard so it was quite pleasant to snack on these while I worked!


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You can use the code  GETLUCKY at energems.net to get 30% off your order! This code is good until Oct. 4, 2013.  You can order your free sample at their Facebook fanpage here:  http://bit.ly/1a7clXz. This offer is good until Oct. 4, 2013.

I highly suggest you try these because it's less mess than coffee and tastier than energy drinks or shots.  Plus, it's pretty affordable and how can you not want to indulge in chocolate!?



Energems are energy supplements that are bite-sized, hard-coated gems made with real milk chocolate. Designed for the modern, on-the-go consumer, they contain caffeine, B vitamins and a proprietary energy blend. Think of them as a great alternative to traditional energy drinks and energy shots!
You can try Energems absolutely for FREE! Just click over to their Facebook fanpage and sign up now: http://bit.ly/1a7clXz.
Energems are a delicious and low-calorie way to boost your energy, focus and concentration! Please visit http://energems.net/ for more info.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Energems.


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How to Change Your Closet over for Fall

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Once the weather is adjusted enough (usually late September or early October for me) you can start storing away your summer pieces and integrating new Fall wardrobe pieces so your closet is ready for the Autumn Fashion Showcase aka your everyday life! 


Here are a few guidelines to follow when you start the process of changing your closet over for Fall:

1.     Make sure you keep your summer tops (for layering) out.   These  can be paired with a cute jacket in the Fall.
2.     Store shorts, sandals, and summer dresses away for the next few months.
3.     Make sure you take an inventory and when you go shopping for any new additions look  for your core colors, secondary colors, and keep record of what you already have in your closet.
4.     Pull out all your heavy weight cardigans and sweaters as well as any pencil skirts (you can layer these with leggings.
5.     Make sure you have a wide selection of tights which look great under skirts and even shorts!
6.     Pull out all your boots and make sure you have at least 1 pair of flats, booties, knee high boots, and riding boots!



So, how many new things do you “NEED” to buy now that you’ve integrated your fall pieces back into your closet? ;-)





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soireehome Tilt Review

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If you like entertaining, you will love soireehome’s newest product…tilt.  tilt is an iceless and flavorless chilling sphere that keeps drinks chilled longer without diluting or altering the flavor.  It can be stored in the freezer and in about 4-6 hours it’s ready to use.  It can be used to keep something chilled for at least 30 minutes.  This is great for dips and it’s small enough that it fits in most dishes and glasses.   No need to worry about fishing around with your fingers, because tilt is center-weighted and always sits upright.  When it’s time to remove it, there’s a retrieval hook that you can grab with a stick or fork.  Tilt can be handwashed with soap and water and comes with a silicone base to store in on so it looks great on display in the kitchen. 


I received tilt and it’s amazing how well it worked with cheese dip at a party I attended where I had to bring an appetizer.  It even looked like part of the display, so I didn’t have to worry about anyone questioning what the object was inside of the dish. 

Someone even added that they thought it was a cool embellishment to the dish, meaning they thought it came as part of the dish I had the cheese dip in!


This is so cool and soireehome has so many other modern and unique products for serving purposes! Check them out today!




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BARKCODE Review

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BARKCODE is the technology-friendly way to keep track of your pets! Years ago I actually had Pixie stolen for a few days after a home break-in. Luckily we got her back but if I had given her a BARKCODE tag, I very well may have found her immediately. You see.... BARKCODE is a little tag for a dog collar that contains a QR Code. When the QR code is scanned with a cell phone it will bring up a link to a website that contains the most updated information on the pet's owners. You can easily update your information on the website and there's no online activation fee or annual fee! And BARKCODE donates a portion of it's tag proceeds to charities that support NO KILL ANIMAL FACILITIES! BARKCODE tags come in different colors and designs, so whether you have a male or female dog, you can ensure you pick out a stylish tag for your pet to show off!




My dogs received some tags from BARKCODE. It was super easy to get on the website and register them. I entered their VET info and any medical information that someone who finds them would need to know. And the best part is, if they runaway and someone finds them and they scan the code, it will send me a notification that someone has them! If the person doesn't have a camera phone they can still get on the website and enter the ID number from the tag. The site is also password protected so I'm the only one who can get on and update info. I am so happy that I have a bit more security when it comes to the possibility of my pets going missing. This is such a great idea for anyone that has a dog with anxiety that may wander off outside, or for anyone in a new neighborhood where people may not know you or your pet yet.
I highly recommend everyone get a BARKCODE tag because it's just another way to ensure the safety of your animal!!!!






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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Journals Unlimited Review

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Journals Unlimited is a website that offers a great selection of guided journals to help you discover yourself, embrace it, and enjoy writing as a hobby. There are at least 65 titles that can fit all different ages and interests. They have everything from a Babysitter notepad, all the way to a wine journal. It's always a great idea to discover yourself and your life more and a great way to put it all in perspective is by writing in a journal, regardless of what the topic is. I love that Journals Unlimited is embracing that idea!!! You can even have a journal customized just for you and your life.


I received the Me, A Personal Journey Journal from Journals Unlimited. An $18.95 value, this personal growth journal allows me to write about memorable moments, tough times, new experiences, feelings, and emotions. It's great for self help and self imporvement especially when you are trying to figure out who you are inside. It's printed with Soy-based ink and has a nice durable hard cover. I love the smooth pages and they are SO easy to write on. This journal is a nice size to keep in my work bag and write in on my breaks or lunch hour! I can't wait to get more journals from this company. There are so many to choose from and they would make a great gift for all sorts of occassions!




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Friday, September 27, 2013

Stay Safe in Style with ila Security

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ila Security is a line of personal security products and accessories to help females stay safe in style. I know we live in a society where we tend to have the mindset that "It won't happen to me", but that's the wrong mindset. If you run errands and park in a parking lot, you never know if someone could follow you to your car one day, even in broad day light. And if you park in a parking garage, it's still a risk. Even having your purse stolen when you are eating at a restaurant is a possibility for practically all of us! So when ila Security launched in 2008 they wanted to give women a sense of security that they could pretty much accessorize into their everyday life. Whether it's something for the home or something to carry around in a purse, there are a variety of useful and versatile products to choose from.



I received an ila Hook for my purse and an ila Pebble for my keychain. The hook allows me to keep my purse stores right next to me wherever I am so that I can keep an eye on it. Thieves can ruin your life by stealing hte contents of your handbag and I just can't take that risk. This hook folds up and can be easily stored in my purse when not in use. It holds even the heaviest of my handbags!! It has a nice rubber grip to hold on to tables and desks. The ila Pebble is a neat and compact little device that can let out an ear-piercing alarm at the push of a button. The second you feel threatened, you can draw attention to yourself and scare off a thief or attacker with this piercing sound. It comes in two fashionable designs so no one will know what it is. It's so lightweight on my keychain but it makes me feel so much safer now that I know I have it.





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The Armpocket Review

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The Armpocket is an amazing solution to every runner or outdoor enthusiast’s needs! They are made of water-resistant recycled plastic fabric and provide a barrier against water, sweat, dust, and dirt so that you can carry your necessities and electronics with you in a safe, clean way. There’s a touch-thru window so you can still access your touch screen device, whether it’s an MP3 player or your phone. You can securely connect your headphones to the audio ports so you can run with your favorite song in your ear! There are 3 interior pockets for things like a phone, iPod, keys, ID, Cash, tissues, etc! This is great for runners, joggers, hikers, and bikers! It’s also super easy to get through airport security because you can keep all your necessities in it and it easily can go through TSA! There are several different models, sizes, and colors to suit your individual needs and the amazing part is, this is such a comfortable accessory! It has memory foam padding and a mesh that prevents slipping even when you sweat! It’s so easy to get on and off and it won’t hurt your arm or squeeze it too tight because it’s easy to adjust!



I received an i-15 in light green from Armpocket! It fits my iPhone 5 perfectly as well as a key, credit card, ID card, and cash. I love the headphone outlet and it is so comfortable to wear! It’s not bulky at all and it is so convenient to touch my phone screen through it!! I love that it’s made of eco-friendly materials and I can’t believe how water proof it is! This has motivated me to start running again because I actually have a convenient way to carry my iPhone now and I don’t have to stick it in my pants and stick a key in my sports bra! Everyone that runs or jogs should have this!!  photo Newsig_zps7e5a1ccf.png

Beautiful Skin Care Review & *Giveaway* Ends 10/4

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Beautiful is 100% pure live skin care system that doesn't use any chemicals that could harm your skin. It's a combination of live fruit, nut, and plant extracts that feed your skin cells the nutrients they crave. There are no preservatives, parabens, GMOs or synthetic addititves or chemicals of any kind. It's great for any skin type and it healps maintain the elasticity, smoothness, and glow that you need to look young and beautiful always. Beautiful will cleanse your pores of dirt and bacteria naturally and decrease the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and crow's feet. Healthy botanicals will replace the excess oil. If you strip oil from your skin, it just produces more... so using healthy pleasant oils to replace the excess dirty oil, will keep your skin moisturized and healthy... doesn't that make more sense anyways?


I received a 2-bottle set from Beautiful - the AM Moisturizer and PM Revitalizer. Ever since I began using them, I noticed I don't have excessive oil production on my face anymore. There were a few blemishes, but that is normal, because that's just my skin removing the toxins that were built up over time. Also, The manufacturer is willing to offer my readers one FREE bottle. They said they would love to have our readers try out Beautiful A.M. Moisturizer (for women) or You’re the Man A.M. Moisturizer (for men) and agreed to send one bottle FREE if our readers would pay a minimal shipping and handling charge. This is a one-time only offer! They also agreed to include 2 eye-opening reports – The Poisons You Put On Your Face Everyday and Why Your Skin Care Products Have Never Worked: The Truth Revealed. That’s a total value of over $40.00. Click here to get your FREE Bottle and FREE reports now!


And for the guys out there... there's a men's line of this skin care system called You're the Man. You can learn so much more through their Natural Health Blog and learn why these products are great for everyone!



I am very excited that now not only have I stopped using harsh chemicals on my hair, but even my face and skin as well. The ingredients in these are Almond to moisturize, orange to cleanse, lemon as an anti-oxidant, Avocado for collagen, Olive for cleansing, Primrose for cell structure, and Apricot Oil to moisturize. It's such a pleasant smell with all of these combined.
3 Winners will each get a bottle of Beautiful for themselves!
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

"AK-47 Nutrition" tee from LoadedShirts.com



Whether you like it or not, people use fashion to express their love of things and some people believe in responsibly ownership and use of firearms.   LoadedShirts.com understands that and that's why they offer a line of gun t-shirts for men and women.   Whether you want to browse by the type of gun, or just by the design, their website is set up so you can easily find exactly what you would want to wear to show off your support of the 2nd Amendment! 

I received a black AK-47 Nutrition tee from LoadedShirts.com and I absolutely in love with it.   Not only do I love how the information about it is  in the form of a nutritional fact table, but I love how comfortable it is.   Now I just need to find a .380 shirt ;)




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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

TRU Hair Review

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TRU Hair creator, Chelsea Scott has been in the beauty industry for over 2 decades and she has introduced fantastic hair care and skin care products into the market. She understands that hair issues can be an enormous burden on a woman's everyday life so she has created a line of professional grade protects to give you the best hair in the most convenient way. One of the products I am now in love with is a dry shampoo. I don't wash my hair everyday so in between washes I need to take care of the grease and grime so my hair can smell fresh and look great.

I was thrilled to receive the New Do Dry Shampoo from TRU Hair. It absorbs the oil so my hair doesn't look dirty or limp because it also gives it more volume. The scent is so clean and it was super easy to just brush it on with the applicator! I didn't need any water or a blow dryer, just this dry shampoo! I just brushed it on where I needed it and that was that! Plus the convenient size makes it easy to keep in my purse so I can apply it on an as needed basis! This has really helped alleviate my stress over my new hair wash routine!!!




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WaveWearCompany Sandals Review & *Giveaway* Ends 10/2

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WaveWearCompany offers a line of customzizable footwear such as flip flops as well as a line of yoga wear and accessories! You can relax and look good at the same time! I love the fact that you can select a different flower for your sandals, or choose your initials. This is perfect for one of those situations where you slip off your sandals and someone else accidentally slips them on.... well not anymore. Your initials are on it so people will think twice. Their sandals come in several different colors with different orgnaments like flowers to choose from.





I absolutely love the pair of sandals I received! I can change out the ornament if I don't want to wear the cute pink flowers, and instead put my monogrammed intials on! It's super easy to change out the ornaments. Literally, it's just a snap! These sandals are comfy and great for running errands and just wearing them around the house so I'm not going barefoot. The pink color is bright and elegant and the flower looks great if I wear this with a summery sun dress! I love wearing skinny jeans, a t shirt and the monogrammed initials on these too! So many possibilities!

One winner will receive some sandals of their own!
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The One Thing You Need to Tell Yourself to Stop Worry in a Relationship

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It’s completely normal to worry in the beginning stages of a relationship; however it can be very distracting and can put you on edge. Some people can’t handle that feeling and they will end a relationship simply out of fear. So here is one major concept you need to adapt in order to stop worrying obsessively in a relationship….
IT IS BEYOND YOUR CONTROL.
Seriously it’s a viable solution to all of the below thoughts:
What if they leave me?
What if they cheat?
What if we end up not working out?
No matter what, you need to learn to let it go. Unless it’s something that’s a huge issue that needs to be resolved (and has a solid solution), LET IT GO!!!!!!






Tuesday, September 24, 2013

4 Criteria to Look for in a Blazer

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A good blazer can be a key part of your wardrobe.  There are plenty of other reasons to back up why a good blazer is a must have but you also need to make sure you look for some criteria when choosing blazers.   


1.     Narrow Lapels.  
Narrow lapels give a blazer a feminine look so you won’t look bulky and boyish.

2.     Sharp Shoulders.
You always want shoulders that are smooth and not baggy.  Too much padding gives it a rough bulky look.

3.     2 Buttons.
Blazers with 2 buttons are slimming and always in style.   It’s very flattering to any body type.

4.     Fun lining.

Choose a blazer with a nice accent in the lining so if you fold over the sleeves you have some elegant prints or patterns peeking through!




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Lovely Candy Review

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Lovely Candy is a company that was founded in Chicago in 2013 after Mike Nakamura wanted to find high quality, gluten-free, non GMO candies for his wife Jackie.   Since it was nearly impossible to find that, Mike decided to create his own.  Lovely Candy is an all natural line of soy-free and artificial-ingredient free candies.  They are delicious and much healthier than standard candies.   They offer fruity candies as well as caramel chocolate candies.  

I received Super Fruit Chews, Fruit Chews, Chewy Caramels, and Chocolate Swirl Caramels.  


Both Caramel flavors were so delicious without being obnoxiously sticky and sickening sweet.  I could taste a difference in that they had more flavor and were much more satisfying than other candies!  Their super fruit and fruit chews were so good it was like eating chewy fruit candy but it didn’t get all stuck in the back of my mouth. These were also super addicting so now I am going to have to buy more so I can continue devouring them!!



This is their new line of candies that will be available in the Fall at several major retailers usch as Bed, Bath, & Beyond, Giant Eagle, Burlington Coat Factory, and Hallmark!    You can even purchase them on Amazon.  




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Findables and Slickwraps

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Slickwraps offers a line of greta protective skins for your phone and now they have expanded their line to include customizable iPhone 5 cases with 90 different designs. Not only do you get a stylish look but also a protective case to hold your expensive technology! They are reusable and the inserts come in so many different colors. I love that it comes with a smooth glittery finish in the one I chose. The textured rubber sides give it a nice grip so you don't drop your phone when your hands are full! I received a white Slickwrap case for my iPhone 5 and I love it. It's so much easier to find my phone!



Findables are a different style of cell phone case that actually come in two versions: the FlexStand and the FlexWrap. They are very stylish and have a unique scannable code so it makes networking and meeting new people and connecting, so much easeier. You can scan each other's codes to get their information and store it in your phone! The FlexStand case folds into a stand so you can actually sit back and watch videos, movies, and check out pictures without having to hold your phone the whole time. There's an inner rubber part that acts as a shock absorber and the polycarbonate outer shell protects the phone from nicks and scratches. You can purchase one in a variety of colors from Findables! I love the bright green FlexStand case that I got. It makes it so easy to watch videos on my phone and I like having it standing on my desk while I'm at work so I can glance over instead of have to pick it up and check it each time. It's super smart to have this case too because I've already dropped my phone several times and I had no wear and tear! The FlexWrap





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Outfit of the Day: Autumn Gold

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Fall is here and the colors are so beautiful when the leaves go from green to gold. I love that the marigold yellow color is so versatile, from summer to Fall! I decided to use that color and mix it with one of my favorite colors...magenta! dsfasdf
Yellow Gold Pants and Magenta Top Outfit

Yellow Gold Pants and Magenta Top Outfit


I love the fact that skinny jeans look great with boots, even a simple pair, which is why I chose the Bryce Boot from JustFab! It's got an aged texture but it's simple enough that it doesn't take away from my outfit at all!


So what I wore:
Boots - Bryce in Black from JustFab
Cardigan - TJ Maxx
Pants - Old Navy





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